Newly crowned Queen Margaret struggles with the loss of her father as the Kingdom of Shad's army marches for her border. But when the Boahim Senate refuses to step in, civil war threatens to break out across the Little Dozen Kingdoms.
A harrowing journey reveals her greatest fears and unearths the Boahim Senate's darkest secret, leaving Margaret sure of one thing–neither she, nor the Little Dozen Kingdoms will ever be the same again. Now to secure the balance, Margaret must fight corrupted powers, old and new, and step into a role she never wanted: War Queen.
Will she continue to follow the Boahim Senate's orders? Or will she break the holiest of tenets in hopes to free her people?